Friday, January 27, 2012

A Southern Belle Pink Saturday

Hello and Welcome to this weeks Pink Saturday....When leaving here, just pop on over to Beverly's to find all the other Pink loving blogs...Oh, the beautiful blogs you will see! Beverly would love to have you leave her a comment...she is our wonderful hostess and we thank her very much for her sweet dedication to our event! ♥

I thought I would a share a few of my Southern Belles.....I am not sure why I am so intrigued with them and sometimes spend far too much on them, but I do love them. And I am picky...I am a face snob, I guess, as I no matter how pretty the piece, if the face is not done well, I leave her.... on occasion I have taken out the stitching of the face and redone it, but I hate redoing another's work. It feels like trespassing!
*Please click on the pictures to see more detail*



These darling and pristine pillowslips can be found at My Website


Note the lovely bullion roses...
These Belles will be turned into pillows...maybe porch pillows as there is some yellowing in the middle of the runner...

And one...not in the pastels, but more in the Prairie Style....you will be able to purchase this in my Etsy Shop.
See a close up of the embroidery below....it is exquisite and not a stitch out of step!

I hope you enjoyed your little stroll through some of my Southen Belles....they are still out there, but pretty ones in perfect condition are getting more difficult to find!
I am so happy you stopped by and now I am off to visit you!
Blessings To All!
Jil ♥

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55 comments:

The French Hutch said...

I sure enjoyed my stroll with your Southern Bells. Such beautiful work, so much time and love goes into stitching these. It's lovely to see them loved, cared for and appreciated. Beautiful………

~Emily
The French Hutch

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Hi Jil,
These are so lovely! My mother did very beautiful embroidery work, but it's not something I've ever tried. I love the vintage pillowslips, too, though. I need to do a post of some of the Mom's work. Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Cindy

Loretta said...

Just beautiful!
I love that old fashioned embroidery.

chubskulit said...

Beautifully made!

Pink Bathroom, have a great weekend!

PS. I am now your follower.

Creations by Tee said...

Stunning Colors! Such Delicate & Beautiful Pieces! Hugs,Tee

Lorraine said...

Super adorable!! I love them all, I just love vintage linens! Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

Gabriela Delworth said...

HPS!


Love these. And yes, that rose is beautiful!


Gabriela

Shirley said...

I can see why you are smitten with these beauties.I love them..they are like a Valentine's..you just have to have them..These are I bet some of the best out there..

Moogie said...

I also love beautiful handwork. In my youth I did delicate work. Now I just enjoy looking at what others have done.

Riet said...

I do love your southern belles Jil. They are gorgeous, I still have patterns to quilt some ladies but haven't gotten there yet. Maybe soon as I love yours.
Happy pink Saturday

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Jil,
Oh, your Southern Belles are so sweet! I admire anyone who can do that! Beautiful work, and thank you for sharing them with us. Happy Pink Saturday, my friend, and have a wonderful weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

LV said...

I bought this design on a window curtain in an estate sale. The lady had made them into two panels and tied them back to show a southern belle image. I have no window they will fit. Guess I will find some use later. Love all of yours.

Melissa said...

Sorry about that font. :)
I think you are right on about the faces. They should be sweet.Thanks for stopping by. HPS!

Nancy said...

Just lovely, Jil! I have lots of really old transfers that I am sure have southern belles. I can only hope I could do such perfect stitching. Happy Pink Saturday!

xinex said...

Oh my, your southern belles are so lovely! Love those outfits, especially leaving in the south myself....Christine

RobinfromCA said...

I just love these and I don't blame you for being a face snob...so am I! I'm very picky about stuffed animals, figurines, etc.. You have chosen these well - they are beautiful!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Your Southern Belles are beautiful!

Dee

Ruth...Time Was Antiques said...

I absolutely love your vintage linens! They certainly don't make them like that anymore. Thanks for sharing your treasury!
Cheers!
R

Diann said...

These are all so sweet! HPS!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Jil, I just love these gorgeous southern bells. Beautiful work!!
I cherish all my vintage pieces too. My grandmother created lovely treasures and I am so blessed to have them today.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Marti McClure said...

These are so beautiful! I'm sure that whatever you choose to do with them they will be lovely. Thanks for visiting my blog. I can't believe your sons had a dresser like the one I redid! Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

Linda M. said...

Hi Jil, Your Southern Belles are lovely. They remind me of my grandmother and mother. Beautiful handwork. Joyous Wishes, Linda

mercedes scott said...

Jil, your beautiful post brought tears to my eyes. My late mother-in-law, Bebe, just loved these maidens with their bonnets! She had quite a collection of them herself and, like you, only picked up the prettiest ones. Thank you for sharing these with us.:)
p.s. many thanks for visiting me!

Terri said...

These delightful southern bells make a Gorgeous pink post! TFS! and thanks for visiting me.

Marydon said...

Awesome collection Jil. I love them all. Makes me want to go back to SC & GA.

Have a beautiful weekend ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

rosarod said...

Oh My God! precious and delicate to work! I love it! greetings, Rose M

Sharon said...

Wow just gorgeous!! Happy Pink Saturday!

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

Simply Stunning!!! thanks so much for sharing these beauties with us! sending hugs...

Debbie said...

Jil,

Just love your Southern Bells. I can certainly appreciate the time that went into stitching them.

HPS

~Debbie

Debbie said...

What a wonderful and unique thing to collect! I love your southern belles. I'm so fond of all creative needlework because I don't have a lick of talent with that myself.

ItaJeff said...

Lovely pink post!
HPS

much love,
ItaJeff, Malaysia

kitty said...

What beautiful southern belles you shared with us! I love the detail, Jill.

Richard Cottrell said...

i love all your beautiful hand made items. my mother made me lots of these before I lost her. They are dear treasures. She was very confused when I asked her to do some with all white thread on white fabric. I don't know why? She was a dear and so are you. Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting, My Old Historic house. Richatd

Nicole Blean said...

I love your Southern Bells, Jil! Your comment made my day and then listening to the song on your blog, "At last, my love has come along" gave me so much hope that God has the best to come. Thank you for your inspiration. Happy PS!

Light and Voices said...

I enjoyed the cyber tour of your Southern Bells. I love the embroidery work. HPS!
Joyce M

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bohemiannie! art said...

These are gorgeous Belles with beautiful faces. :)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

those are just so beautiful!! And whoever stitched them did gorgeous work. I have a friend who still makes these pretty pillowcases and her stitches are every one just so perfect! HPS

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

Oh your Southern Bells are so pretty! You are so talented!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and your lovely comment.

xo,

Abby

Yannie said...

Those are really beautiful pieces. You are very creative

Lounging with a Latte said...

Thanks for visiting. I enjoyed looking at all those pretty embroidered items. I look out for those types of things at second hand shops but it is getting harder to find them.

Holly said...

Oh, these are so beautiful, Jil! I have several linens and they are such a treasure to have! What stories they must tell. I think the pink and green on white crocheted trim is my favorite...just think they were "shabby girls" back then and didn't even know it yet. =0)
Happy Pink Saturday!

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi Jil,

Oh the embroidery on these pieces are just BEAUTIFUL! I wish I knew how to make such lovely fabric creations, but alas, I'll have to settle at admiring textile beauties like yours. :) Wishing you a most wonderful Pink Saturday! Thank you also for your visit to my blog & for leaving a kind comment - I truly appreciate you taking the time to stop by. :)


Hugs,
Jessie

Rebel Sweetheart said...

They're all lovely!

Thanks for visiting my blog, I'm now a follower of yours. :)

sissie said...

Hi Jil,
I love these beautiful pieces of art. The southern belles are my favorites too.

thanks for sharing and Happy Pink Saturday.

hugs
Sissie

Dru said...

Hi Jil - Such beauties! I remember as a child buying these prestamped pieces in Woolworth's or Kress's and hurrying home to work on them. I have a few I've made myself, some from relatives, and some I've collected over the years ~ they are treasures and yours are beautiful ~ I'm with you on the faces!! Thanks so much for sharing your treasures with us. Happy Pink Saturday to you....Dru

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Gorgeous vintage linens...I have always admired the pieces with the Southern Belles on them especially!
Susan

orchid said...

Oh, the embroidery on these pieces are just BEAUTIFUL♡♡♡ And the efforts you engaged into them!!!
I enlarged them and enjoyed the lovey works.
Thank you very much for stopping by. I love roses as well♬♬♬
Hugs to you, xoxo orchid*

mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

I really enjoyed your southern belles. I used to have several my self. I'm going to have to dig them out and appreciate them again.
Thx for sharing.

HPS

LL

thistlewoodfarm said...

Happy Belated Pink Saturday and thank you so much for the inspiration! Everything looks so lovely.
blessings,
karianne

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine said...

How lovely! I love Southern Bells too. In fact, I have one that graces a throw pillow on my bed. It makes me smile every morning when I add it to my freshly made bed. I enjoyed the time I spent embroidering it too.

Sares said...

Oh I love old linens with embroidery on them! Especially flowers, ladies and pretty things all in a row!

Rosewalk Cottage said...

I love your Southern Belle embroidery. So pretty. Thank you for sharing. I,m your newest follower.
~Clara

Chris said...

Hi Jil, what a delight strolling along with your Southern Belles. They are so beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.com/

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Wow..these are beautiful and such lovely details!